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MISSION

The Learning Lab’s Mission is to be an educational resource for hospitality workers and anyone who enjoys a quality beverage, empowering them with both professional development and casual engagement opportunities to learn more about the world of specialty beverages. We are a platform for food and beverage professionals to engage more deeply with their work, learning valuable sensory and preparation skills that will equip them to stay in the industry and thrive.

WHO WE ARE

Our lead instructor Jennifer Yeatts is a 20-year veteran of specialty coffee, Q Grader & Authorized Specialty Coffee Association Trainer. We’ll leverage partnerships with other professionals to create a diverse roster of instructors. 

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General Interest Classes

You don't have to be a professional barista or bartender to take a class at the Lab. Our lineup includes resources for amateur coffee enthusiasts and craft beverage aficionados.

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Professional Courses

Our courses for aspiring baristas and sensory professionals offer certificates from the Specialty Coffee Association and Coffee Quality International.

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THE LAB'S GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Our principles are at the core of everything we do.

  • Approachability

    Our teaching style is open, engaging, and non-judgmental.

  • Collaboration

    We love making connections across industries and subject areas.

  • Inclusive Diversity

    Our class offerings represent a range of learning possibilities for everyone.

  • Inquisitive Research

    We believe there is always more to learn!